A local news anchor in Wisconsin is taking the internet by storm today by standing up to a male viewer’s harsh criticism about her weight. Anchor Jennifer Livingston shocked viewers this morning when she confronted her bully on-air after receiving a disturbing complaint regarding her weight.
The Huffington Post reported that Livingston’s husband who works for the same news outlet shared the viewer complaint on the Facebook page for “WKBT News 8 This Morning.”
“I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn’t improved for many years,” wrote the viewer, who said Livingston was not a “suitable example” for young girls. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”
Livingston addressed her bully on-air Tuesday, prefacing her message by saying that she has received words of support from “hundreds” of people and that the response has been “truly inspiring.” “The truth is, I am overweight,” she said. “But to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think I don’t know that? That your cruel words are pointing out something that I don’t see? You don’t know me… so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside and I am much more than a number on a scale.”
For the rest of Livingston’s inspiring on-air response, check out the video below.
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